MONTREAL—Canadian authorities say they are in contact with a citizen who has been arrested in Turkey on suspicion he was a high level member of Daesh.
Turkish news outlets report that intelligence and security officials arrested the Canadian citizen, at an airport near the Syrian border and believe he was a weapons trainer with the Islamic terror group.
According to the Andolu News Agency, a man identified only as “Wassim B.” was arrested on March 10 at the airport in Adana, a city in southern Turkey. The report, which cited unnamed security officials, said the man had been planning to fly to Istanbul, before catching flights to Greece and then Canada.
Wassim Boughadou – Muslim Terrorist
Update: Wassim Boughadou, a 25-year-old Montreal man of Algerian ancestry, was taken into custody after boarding an airplane in Adana, Turkey, near the Syrian border on March 10.
House Intel Chief Devin Nunes revealed Obama’s intelligence agencies may have been improperly spreading significant information about Trump’s transition.
In the last three months of the Obama presidency, significant personal information from and about the Trump transition was collected and widely disseminated at intelligence agencies, according to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes.
Dozens of intelligence reports provided to Nunes by an unnamed whistleblower were floating around during the sensitive transition period following the election, he said. The information collection itself may have technically been legal, but the failure to properly mask the information “alarmed” the California congressman, who notified the White House of the surveillance and dissemination of information on Wednesday afternoon.
U.K. authorities have been preparing for a terrorist attack of this kind for years.
At 2:40 p.m. London time, a terrorist drove a vehicle into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge. Then, reaching the north side of the bridge over the River Thames, he smashed into the gates of the British Parliament. Leaving his vehicle, he fought with police officers just inside a Parliamentary checkpoint. He was then shot and killed by armed police. Regrettably, before he died, the terrorist murdered one police officer and two other individuals and injured at least 20 others.
The media talk about [Donald Trump’s] unpopularity all the time.
It’s an obsession with them actually. The guy has only been at his desk for about two months.
But here’s what they don’t talk about: their own numbers. Only 37 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of their job performance. A whopping 50 percent have an unfavorable opinion.
Look at the numbers by party identification. Republican unfavorable opinion of the media? It’s 78 percent. Only 10 percent have a favorable opinion. The Democrats are the opposite: Sixty-nine percent hold a favorable view, and 19 percent hold an unfavorable view. More.
Reality check: In short, traditional American media are the Dem’s party newsletter. The problem is, the Dems already have a party newsletter. The traditional media are not aiming at a wider base than the well-served Dems because they are cultural relics and do not have the creative power. Watch for migrations from dying traditional media into the Dem party apparatus.
See also: New York Times markets the “truth” Thanks, but I’ve already got the Bible. I’ve also got fifty different sources of news (not “truth”) who do not have the effrontery to pretend they are unbiased.
The morning after a tense meeting at the Peel school board — where a spectator tore up a Quran and others yelled Islamophobic comments — the province has issued a statement in support of the board providing space for Muslim students’ Friday prayers.
Education Minister Mitzie Hunter and Michael Coteau, minister of children and youth services, said “we know that the Peel District School Board has been working closely with their students and the community for more than a decade on religious accommodation in their schools and we are pleased to see their commitment to inclusion.
“… Realizing the promise of Ontario’s diversity is a continuous process grounded in actively respecting and valuing the full range of our differences.”
This vote whoring government has to go but that isn’t likely given they are puppets of the public service unions. Our idiot politicians have learned nothing from Europe’s experience, enjoy the decline.
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that it today filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Department of Education seeking records relating to then Obama administration’s “coding error” that resulted in masking that most borrowers are failing to pay down their federally-subsidized student loans (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Education (No. 1:17-cv-00501)).
The Obama administration’s Obamacare legislation also included provisions that resulted in the federal takeover of the student loan industry, which radically increased taxpayer subsidies of higher education loans.More.
Reality check: Student loan default dovetails with the blizzard of toxic snowflakes whirling around universities these days. People whose only job skills amount to freelance fascism will never have real jobs that would pay back those loans. They have every incentive to create public disorder until they are paid off to go do something with the government, with some type of loan forgiveness involved.
See also: You mean those college terrorists are not snowflakes? Those kids’ only hope of employment, given their lack of workplace-relevant skills, is as the (Orwell’s) Orwell’s Outer Party of a permanent progressive government.
But prof, campus riots aren’t even intended to influence the public favourably The prof is doubtless a smart guy but he may have missed the point here: The nuclear snowflakes’ purpose is not to get attention but strike fear, not to persuade but to force others to shut up—or shut down.
In her statement to the House of Commons, Theresa May said that the man responsible for yesterday’s attack was British-born and had previously been investigated by MI5 ‘in relation to concerns about violent extremism’. However, May stressed that, ‘The case is historic—he was not part of the current intelligence picture.’
Now, the fact that the attacker was known to the security services will lead to questions about why a closer watch wasn’t being kept on him. But there is, frankly, a volume problem here. The number of radicalised individuals is now so large — there are several thousand Islamist extremists being monitored by MI5 — that the security services have to be selective about who they keep the closest tabs on.
CSIS has said the same, they lack the resources to keep track of Islam’s vibrant diversity.
’16-year-old Ali was convicted in February of child rape after he printed up a 13 year old girl against a wall at Toleredsskolan in Gothenburg and forced her to oral sex. The crime took place in July, 2016.
This new report comes mere months after a report showing that ESPN is losing subscribers at an alarming rate. In November 2016, ESPN lost over 600,000 subscribers, its worst month ever. ESPN has historically been a workhorse performer, one of the most successful cable channels of all time. Driven by live events, previously unavailable sports updates, an offbeat delivery, and compelling content, ESPN reached must-watch status and stayed there for a couple of decades. At the height of their popularity, in 2011, ESPN was available in over 100 million homes. A few years ago, however, the tide began to ebb. As of December 2016, that number had dropped to 88.4 million — a steady, inexorable decline.
This has resulted in a precipitous drop in ad revenue at ESPN and its corporate parent company, Disney. This is what is driving the next round of layoffs.
A number of factors play a role but one naturally wonders about the recent drift into social justice warfare:
One of the most vocal critics of ESPN’s embrace of progressivism is Clay Travis, a national radio host on competitor Fox Sports Radio. Travis is no conservative himself, having worked on Al Gore’s presidential campaign in 2000. Travis has nonetheless been relentless in his criticism of ESPN in both his on-air broadcasts and on his blog, Outkick The Coverage. He wrote in February that “ESPN decided to become a social justice warrior network, treating all liberal opinion makers as those worthy of promotion and casting aside all those who had the gall to challenge the new Disney world order. ESPN became MSESPN.” Or as a friend of mine puts it, they have become ES(JW)PN. When you alienate half of your potential consumers, why should you expect their uninterrupted loyalty? More.
Reality check: Progressives thrive better in government monopoly media than anywhere else and, where they gain power, they will simply eliminate the loyalty factor. But in the case of a sports channel, the growth of in-house progressivism absent any market demand suggests other underlying economic weaknesses, such as the ones Reynolds notes.
See also: Are Hollywood’s wounds self-inflicted? As noted earlier, when Hollywood types started demanding that we all listen to them rant, they were competing with every bore on the planet. No wonder their financial fortunes are tanking. Failing to understand their situation, they did it when the digital universe makes them just one alternative among many. If they haven’t figured all that out by now, they are just not going to pull out of their dive.
‘When the first news of the attack in Westminster began filtering through, I, along with many others, felt that familiar knot in our stomach – the kind one feels when braced for a predictable battle to separate fact from hysteria, plead for a sense of proportionality and entreat the hurt and the angry not to generalise. Despite being poised for the response, something felt different this time. Seemingly within minutes, former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson was at the scene stirring hate while the shock was fresh. Nigel Farage was on the radio a few hours later, spewing predictable bile. Katie Hopkins published her usual MailOnline column, its tone sharpened to meet the high-octane moment, and was hosted on Fox News. Twitter abuse flooded towards Sadiq Khan, unleashed by Donald Trump Jr, who criticised London’s mayor hours after the attack for a perfectly reasonable and responsible claim he made six months ago that terrorist incidents were now part of the experience of living in a large city. We can only assume he singled out Khan because he was Muslim. All this happened in less than 24 hours after the attack.’